8 Wooden Bird Houses Your Birds Will Love to Call Home

Want to welcome nesting birds? You can't go wrong with a wood birdhouse. We found options for chickadees, wrens, bluebirds, owls and more!

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chickadee birdhouse
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Wooden Wren and Chickadee Bird House

Attract chickadees, wrens and other small cavity nesting birds with this wooden bird house. The front panel lifts up for easy cleaning at the end of the nesting season. It’s made in the U.S., and reviewers rave about its durability.

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wood birdhouse
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Bluebird House

This cedar bird house from Nature’s Way is the perfect choice if you want to attract nesting bluebirds or tree swallows to your yard. The front of the house features a predator guard around the entrance hole, and a clear side panel allows you to monitor the box for nonnative house sparrows.

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robin bird house nesting shelf
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Robin Nesting Shelf

Try a wooden nesting shelf to attract American robins (you can also DIY one!). These birds prefer to build their nests on flat, open surfaces rather than inside a natural nesting cavity or enclosed bird house.

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wren bird house, gifts for outdoor lovers
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Wren Bird House

If you enjoy canoeing and camping at your cabin, you’ll love this adorable wren bird house. It’s charming and functional, with a 1 inch entrance hole. Unlike bluebirds, wrens don’t mind if their nest box sways a bit.

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screech owl nest box, how to attract owls
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Screech Owl Nest Box

Did you know that owls could be nesting in your backyard? Attract screech owls with this nest box. We love the unique owl shaped entrance hole!

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wood birdhouse
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Wooden Northern Flicker House

You probably know that woodpeckers like to nest in tree cavities, but did you know that you can also provide a house for woodpeckers? This wooden bird house is specially sized for northern flickers.

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wooden bird house
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Songbird House

This rustic white pine wooden bird house is full of country charm. Chickadees, wrens and nuthatches might be attracted to set up housekeeping here. Choose from five different colors for the exterior; the inside is left unpainted. Mounting hardware is included.

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wood duck bird house
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Wood Duck Bird House

If you are live near the water, you might be able to attract nesting wood ducks with this wooden bird house. Note the oval shaped 4- by 3-inch entrance hole that meets the requirements for wood ducks.

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Lori Vanover
Lori has 20 years of experience writing and editing home, garden, birding and lifestyle content for several publishers. As Birds & Blooms senior digital editor, she leads a team of writers and editors sharing birding tips and expert gardening advice. Since joining Trusted Media Brands 13 years ago, she has held roles in digital and print, editing magazines and books, curating special interest publications, managing social media accounts, creating digital content and newsletters, and working with the Field Editors—Birds & Blooms network of more than 50 backyard birders. Passionate about animals and nature, Lori has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Environmental Communications from the University of Illinois. In 2023, she became certified as a Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener, and she is a member of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and sits on the organization's Publications Advisory Committee. She frequently checks on her bird feeders while working from home and tests new varieties of perennials, herbs and vegetable plants in her ever-growing backyard gardens.